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Rhubarb and Custard

Fancy a sweet?

I’m glad to see that the Orkney obsession with rhubarb continues unabated!

Bunting

Get your bunting out

So what’s so special about blue, red and yellow bunting across the street in Kirkwall I hear you ask? Well, they are …

Silhouette

Silhouette

The sun is up, the sky is blue. The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you. …

Dawn

Dawn

There’s a stunning ball of burning gas out there and the earth is tumbling around it. It’s dawn in Kirkwall.

Wandering

Wandering down The Shore

The sun is up and there’s an Otter entering the sea in Kirkwall. I wander down The Shore and see the pale golden sun appear.

Sleeping in my car

Sleeping in my car

Sleeping in my car overlooking Kirkwall bay – waking to watch the world turn.

Waders twitter

Waders twitter

Waders are twittering, a cockerel is crowing and I can just feel the warmth of the sun faintly on my face. It’s …

Rain on my window

Rain on my window

Rain on my window an hour before dawn with the amber lights of Kirkwall harbour across the water.

Unhappy Vikling

Unhappy Viklings

An unhappy Vikling in the play area on the MV Hrossey – Perfect for 5s and under :)

Aboard the MV Hrossey

Aboard the MV Hrossey

Aboard the MV Hrossey with light winds and a gentle passage forecast. I love both the Northlink Ferries; they’re just like floating …

Ayre Hotel

Return to the Ayre Hotel

Time. Time to go home and leave Orkney for a little while. Time to earn a living. Time at the bar. Last …

Heading home

Heading home

It’s time to head home with a heavy heart. The light on the boat is on in the daytime with blue skies …

Sailing Westray Down

Sailing Westray down.

Leaving the Island is always a wrench. As I leave the Island, I watch as the ferry sails and Westray begins to …

Playing in a big space

Playing in a big space

A photo-shoot with Chris from the band Ippykak at our nearest beach. It’s a glorious Westray day and the Bay of Tafts is calm and blue. Perfect for a quick kayak.

The sun shines out of his guitar

The sun shines out of his guitar

There’s just time on a glorious day to see my friend Chris and record a video for one of the songs from his album with his band Ippykak.

Deceptive

Deceptive

A new day and a new beach to explore. This one is hidden behind long kelp drying walls. Over shattered rock and …

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure

When I was a child I played on the beach all summer holiday and one day, when I was very young, I …

Grace and Poise

Grace and poise

Cycling past the Skello shop I see a vision in white, a stunningly beautiful, windswept and magnificent white horse. She has grace …

Capturing the emptiness

Capturing the emptiness

There’s only one road from Einar and in the wind it’s tough cycling. I stop for a breather and capture the emptiness.

Snuffle, oink, scratch

Snuffle, oink, scratch

The pig needs a scratch so bicycles are stopped, bristles are rumpled. What a fine looking pig.

Spring light

Spring light

It’s a beautiful time of year as low spring light gives the view from my field a golden glow and sheep graze …

Middle of the Road

Middle of the road

Middle of the road; that’s something you could never accuse Westray of being.

Peeling Paint

Peeling paint

The paint in the hall has seen better days. Layers upon layers of colours have been applied over the years that Einar …